This is what Um-E Salma remembers about her wedding day.
“Before I started to dress up I closed my room and I cried a lot, and I told myself that this is all you are going to cry for the rest of your life.”
The groom was 26. Salma was 17.
She was transformed from an over-achieving tenth-grader into a bride terrified of what would happen on her wedding night.
“I was not educated about the subject even,” Salma said. “I was really scared of him coming in the room so I went to the washroom and I locked myself up.”